POLICE have issued a warning after 30 homes and businesses in Stroud were targeted by thieves last winter. 

Officers say that these places were not secure. 

They recommend home and business owners to use a 'WIDE' combination of home security this winter. 

W – Window locks

I – Internal lights (sensor, timer or smart plug)

D – Deadbolts on doors

E – External lights on sensor

All of the above information came from a social media post by Stroud police